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Accra, It’s Ok To Not Be Ok…

This is for the ones that feel sad, depressed and lonely, the ones that feel societal pressures to achieve everything and those that can’t deal with life at the moment. It’s ok 🤍

What’s up guys! How are you? I know it’s been a week since I posted and I’m sorry for that. This whole corona situation has gotten to me. It has hit me hard! So hard, I basically have emotional scars and bruises…

This past week has been difficult. I can’t lie about that at all. I tend to be an optimistic individual, trying to see the brighter side of things and knowing that everything will be fine. But last week… Man, last week was tough!

I’m not writing this to dampen your mood or make you feel all types of negative. No. I write this to let you know that it’s ok to not be ok. It’s fine! We’re all human and life is inconsistent. You can’t always be happy and you can’t always be sad. If you are, there’s a problem somewhere and I advise you to work on that. There has to be equity in life. A balance of sorts. Sometimes there’s an imbalance, and that’s fine.

It’s different when you’re cooped up in the house by choice and when you have no other option but to do so. Life takes a turn and you aren’t used to the idea of being surrounded by the multiple walls of your home 24/7. It’s a crappy feeling to be honest, but we don’t have much of a choice.

Last week, I found myself sinking into a depression of sorts. Not depression as in the illness, but the feeling. There’s a difference between the two, but that’s a discussion for another day… I basically had no purpose and felt like my world was upside down. I woke up and just wanted to go back to sleep because I could at least go out and explore in my dreams without fear.

The constant posts on Instagram about how you must come out of this with a new skill, language, business plan etc., put me under a lot of pressure. I felt like I wasn’t doing enough. I felt lazy and useless. I know it’s ridiculous to let social media get to you, but there’s no denying that it pressures us sometimes. Social media can make you feel inadequate and like you’re not doing enough. That’s the reality of so many of us today. It’s sad but true.

I spent every waking minute critiquing myself. Like ughh why aren’t you doing enough? What new project can you start? How can you make more money? All these questions flooded my mind and of course, I couldn’t take it. I was drowning.

But you know what, we have to push these pressures out of the way. They should stay in their lanes! It’s ok to not come out of this with a new skill or a fit body or a new language. It’s perfectly ok! If you want to pursue something, go ahead! Please do, but please don’t do it because of societal pressures. Do it because you want to!

This is our moment to just chill out and do what we want with our lives, indoors of of course!

I’m glad to say that I came out of that funk and found some things that have helped me. I will share those in next week’s post. I’M BACK BABY! Don’t ask me why I’m speaking like I disappeared for ages, but I’m dramatic like that. Take it or leave it! (Please take it)

To conclude this post, I want to let you know that you can and should feel the motions of the ocean. Feel the calms, the storms, the waves and the tides. Feel everything! It’s ok and healthy to do so. But be sure to know when to swim out, feel the sand beneath your feet and chill on the beach. Basically, be aware of your feelings and know when to snap in and out of them. That’s the balance I’m talking about.

You are ok and it’s ok to not be ok. You’re human and that’s fine🤍

All is well🤍

See you next week!!☺

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2 replies on “Accra, It’s Ok To Not Be Ok…”

I can soo relate to the above-mentioned. Societal pressures generally affect all of us one way or another, and the worst part is when we don’t even realize it. Thanks for the motivation 🙏🏾

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